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Dr. Alford

I am so excited to serve as your Assistant Principal for the 2021-2022 school year!   I am a passionate school administrator that truly values meaningful relationships that will support all students.

I began my teaching career while living in Pittsburgh, PA and relocated to the Raleigh area in 2008.  I’ve spent the last 13 years serving as both a teacher and an Assistant Principal in this wonderful school district.

Currently, I live in Apex with my dog Buddy.  He’s a lovable, yet semi-annoying Cairn Terrier whom you will find that I talk about a lot!  I’m the oldest of five and the only girl.  My youngest brother is in his junior year at Fayetteville Academy and I have two twin brothers who are seniors in college.  My other brother lives in my hometown in Waynesboro, Virginia. Needless to say, I’m a very proud sister! Outside of spending time with my family, I enjoy watching sports and being active.  Pitt above everything, and Duke over UNC, and Let's Go Steelers!

I couldn’t be happier to work alongside the Yates Mill family and am committed to doing what’s best for kids.  In the words of the great Rita Person, “Every child deserves a champion, an adult that will never give up on them.”  I strive to live up to those words every day for our students and am proud to serve such a wonderful community.

Together we will "Take the Leap" as we strive to bring our school mission to life and ensure that all students receive the education they deserve. 

Lean into greatness

Embrace change

Appreciate differences

Pause for self-care
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